Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
An Unlocked Bootloader for HTC EVO 3D [Weekly Recap – 7 July 2011]
This week on XDA TV, azrienoch and SassiBoB show off their new Evo 3Ds. Jeff begins with the new QR code feature for forum attachments, the new LG Optimus forums, the finale of the interview with recognized developer Capychimp, and the official XDA desktop wallpaper. For Android news, we hear about Fre3vo, Fre3vo^2, and the Evo 3D and HTC Sensation overclocked to 1.8 Ghz, plus one-click unbrick for Galaxy devices. Then SassiBoB reviews the game Neverending Dance of Happiness. For Windows news, we get the Mango update without Zune or WP7 dev tools, and Market Enabler for Mango on HTC HD2. Finally, following Egzthunder1’s article, “Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?” azrienoch gives both HTC and Sprint a piece of his derranged mind. Brain-biopsy goodness. Click on!
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Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...